Issue 119259 - IP clearance: "Gentium Basic" and "Gentium Book Basic" font should have been removed
Summary: IP clearance: "Gentium Basic" and "Gentium Book Basic" font should have been ...
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Product: Build Tools
Classification: Code
Component: external prerequisites (show other issues)
Version: 4.0.0-dev
Hardware: PC All
: P2 Normal (vote)
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Reported: 2012-04-20 08:25 UTC by louqle
Modified: 2013-02-21 23:22 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description louqle 2012-04-20 08:25:51 UTC
build: r1325589

"Gentium Basic" and "Gentium Book Basic" font remains in the Font list. But they should have been removed according to bug 118600
Comment 1 2012-04-20 08:58:42 UTC
Bug 118600 only means that the Gentium fonts will not be re-distributed in Apache OpenOffice releases at least until gets resolved.

If a font is installed system-wide then of course AOO will use it, so it will be available in the font list of Writer, Calc, Impress, etc.
Comment 2 jsc 2012-04-20 09:24:38 UTC
it's no showstopper issue, see hdu's explanation
Comment 3 Terry Yang 2012-04-20 09:45:25 UTC
I find if I remove "Gentium Basic" and "Gentium Book Basic" font from C:\Windows\Fonts then reinstall OpenOffice 3.4, the  font will be installed to C:\Windows\Fonts.
Seems OpenOffice have install those 2 font during installation.

On Mac, i check the font is not in OS font list, but after install OpenOffice, both font in the font list in OpenOffice editor.
It seems the font is install be OpenOffice.
Comment 4 louqle 2012-04-20 09:49:46 UTC
On linux, there is no such two fonts in /usr/share/Fonts, I thinks this means they are not "system-wide" ones.
Comment 5 2012-04-20 10:06:46 UTC
Indeed, Pedro's commit 1233015 brought them back with the comment:
"Bring back the Gentium Basic fonts. These are under SIL OFL, and have been temptatively classified as Category-B for now but this may have to be revised or eventually reverted."
Comment 6 2012-04-20 10:58:34 UTC
Re-examining LEGAL-112's status of the OpenFont License:
- it is not a category-A license
- there were no objections to it being considered a category-B license
So Pedro's evaluation was right.
Comment 7 Pedro Giffuni 2012-04-20 13:28:53 UTC
Also note that Andre set the default so that they are not installed by default unless we specifically enable category B.